The Slant Razor Thread

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Terry, Jul 22, 2018.


I use a slant razor because

  1. OK OK I USE A SLANT!! there I said it...

  2. What was the question again?

  3. It just looks so cool

  4. It was love at first sight

  5. to spite my nose

    0 vote(s)
  6. ARE we there yet??

  1. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Sunday 12.01.19 SOTD

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    RazoRock Pre Barba Pre Shave Gel
    RazoRock German 37 Slant Bar.HD Handle
    Astra Superior Platinum (3)
    Vintage Kingsley (Austria) Pure Badger
    Fine Fresh Vetiver in a vintage mug
    Fine Fresh Vetiver aftershave

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  2. Tanuki

    Tanuki Well-Known Member

    Merkur 37C cleaned up perfectly for me yesterday, after a poor first pass from my least favorite DE, the Muhle R41. I rate the 37C ahead of the R41 in all the known knowns and would put my money on the 37C as superior in all known unknowns and unknown unknowns.

    I will finish the blade I just loaded in the R41 - stubborn I guess.

    Sometimes shaving is simple - just black or white.
  3. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Wednesday 12.04.19 SOTD

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    Pre' De Provence Artisanal French Soap lather and rinse
    Maggard Slant Bar chrome.iKon OSS Handle
    Gillette Nacet Stainless (5
    Maggard 22mm Aluminum Handle 2-Band Badger
    Pre de Provence shave soa
    Pre de Provence Sante Green Tea

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  4. Jpumroy

    Jpumroy Member

    I recently picked up a PAA Alpha Ecliptic Slant razor. I just thought it looked cool and everything I read was overwhelmingly favorable. I have been using a bevel DE razor with merkur platinum blades which works great for me, but I wanted to try something new and mild. I have tried feather blades in my bevel and the cut like butter, but I always come away with several nicks and bleeders so it is a bit too sharp. I tried the ecliptic slant Monday and it sure does shave easy with the merkur blades. Unfortunately it also gave me the worst razor burn I have had in some time. I think this is mainly due to how light it is, the odd shape and it being more aggressive than I expected. I plan to try it with Derby extras next.
  5. Jpumroy

    Jpumroy Member

    Word to the wise. When using the PAA Alpha Ecliptic slant make damn sure you have it put together the right way. Bakelite is apparently very brittle. I only shaved 3 times before this happened. I was tightening the top down and thought I heard a faint creaking noise, but figured it was the blade adjusting or something. I couldn't figure out why it didn't seem to be removing the soap form my face like usual. Gotta see if I can get a head piece to replace it. The handle is fine far as I can tell.
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  6. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Saturday 12.07.19 SOTD

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    Taylor of Old Bond Street Pre-Shave Herbal Gel
    RazoRock German 37 Slant Bar.HD Handle
    Astra Superior Platinum (1)
    Mr. PB24BA-04 Pure Badger
    Taylor of Old Bond Street Peppermint Shaving Cream
    Taylor of Old Bond Street Aftershave Balm

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